Thursday, December 30, 2010

Huskies win Holiday Bowl

The underdog Washington Huskies thrilled Coco and other dawg fans by dominating Nebraska 19-7 in the Holiday Bowl.

Friday, December 24, 2010

The Christmas Story!

This is perhaps the sweetest Nativity reenactment I have ever seen!
Wonderful for little people and big ones too! Do take a few minutes to watch it. You'll fall in love...

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Ships!

Ben surprised us this week by preparing a tasty salmon dinner and taking us to see Christmas Ships!
We drove to a park on the shores of Lake Washington and listened to live jazz music, ate cookies and drank cocoa and cider. There was a large bonfire to keep warm and santa was there handing out mini gifts. Then the Christmas ships arrived. The choir aboard the ship gave a 20 minute concert of carols to all on shore. It was especially nice as the evening was beautiful with a large moon and stars!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Enjoyed our week with Auntie!

A beautician in the making? Perhaps, but we recommend a tough scalp!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

GG's Gift

What do you get someone who is 95?
A digital photo frame!
Over the weekend, I assembled almost 180 photos to be sent to our GG for Christmas! My favorite part? Enjoying the visual stimulation and nostalgic aspect of the photos! They brought back LOTS of memories! Below is a sampling of 20 photos that GG will enjoy!

Look at how beautiful she is!

Thanks to all who sent photos!
God Bless Us, Every One!
Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Spontaneous Dress-Up!

CoCo started it all with this flashy Mary/Angel/Shepherd (depending on her mood) costume. And what can we say? ... we all took her lead!

So much fun and laughter! What a joy it is having Oma, Opa and Shante with us!

Friday, December 17, 2010

All she wants for Christmas is...

A Purple Bikini!?

YES! So strange, don't you think?
If you ask her, she'll tell you! AND she may even specify, "wiff poke-dots"!
I could not figure out how this idea got into her head. Purple is definitely her favorite color, so the purple was no surprise... but the bikini? Where did she get that thought?!
I had never heard of anyone asking for a bikini for Christmas???

Well, mystery solved!!!
I found the answer in her "Thanksgiving Prayer" book of all places!

"See Mommy!" she said. "One wike dat!"
(pointing at the little purple polka-dot bikini)

Well, santa's ready! :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Birthday Party!

Happy Birthday to Uncle Cal...

...and Merry Christmas to all!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Back in the day!

When they took one shot and you got what you got! :)

I could not resist! Thanks to a comment, I came across this photo.
It made my day!
Enjoy a chuckle at their (very sweet) expense!